About Us


Helping Children in crisis,

one bag of love at a time


What We Do

For 16 years, Bags of Love has supported children of Lane County suffering from abuse, neglect, poverty, homelessness, or disaster.

A Bag of Love provides every child we connect with the essentials: clothing, toiletries, toys, books, school supplies, and a handmade quilt or fleece blanket. For a child in crisis, a Bag of Love delivers support and comfort at the time he or she is most vulnerable.

In 2008, our founding year, we distributed 25 Bags of Love to children in need. By the end of 2023, that number had increased to almost 5,000. Since our inception, more than 33,000 local kids have received a Bag of Love.

Bags of Love exists because of the support of more than 270 volunteers in 2023 alone who contributed more than 39,000 hours of their time to sew quilts, sort donations, put together bags, and keep the warehouse running.

Who We Are

Bags of Love Staff

Misty Hall

Executive Director

Kristin Venus

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

Rose Thomas

Warehouse Manager

Meghan Myers

Office Manager

Rindy Hoag


Board Members

Todd Bradshaw

Diane Cougill

Colleen Fitzgibbons

Anne Geertsen

Shondra Holliday


Brooke Johnson

Geir Lefaive

Sarah Smith

Becky Stenzel

Dr. Rachelle Villano